What kind of fillings are available?
There are a range of fillings available. The type of treatment you need will depend on a range of factors, including the amount of damage and which tooth is affected. Your dentist will talk through the most suitable options with you before going ahead with any treatment:
How are dental fillings placed?
What should you do after you’ve had a filling?
If you have local anaesthetic, your gums, tongue, cheeks and even your lips will feel numb for a while. Until this wears off, you may have difficulty talking, chewing and drinking. As sensation returns, you may feel some tingling. Avoid chewing on that side for a while, partly to protect your filling but also to prevent accidentally biting yourself.
For up to a week after your filling, your tooth may be more sensitive to cold and heat. If it gets much worse or goes on for longer, tell your dentist – this could indicate changes to the nerve, which may need treatment.
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Other ways to restore damaged teeth
If you have damaged teeth, there are several options to help restore them.
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